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Fish and Pond

By: Tom Mazorlig  –  September 19, 2014
Nano tanks are appealing to customers who want a smaller-scale setup.
By: Joe Olenik  –  September 1, 2014
Knowledgeable employees help customers keep their pond healthy.
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Behind the Scenes with the Stars of Tanked

We went behind the scenes with Brett Raymer and Wayde King, stars of Animal Planet’s “Tanked” to talk about retail education.

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Behind the Scenes with the Stars of Tanked and the Future of Aquatics

We went behind the scenes with Brett Raymer and Wayde King, stars of Animal Planet’s “Tanked” to talk about the future of aquatics.


Impact of Coral Regulations; New Aquatic Products at MACNA

From desktop jellyfish tanks to Coral Gumbo, new products and corals being placed on the Endangered Species Act were hot topics MACNA in Denver.



MACNA 2014, held at the Denver Convention Center, brought together retailers, manufacturers and hobbyists for a weekend of all things aquatics, including new products and educational seminars.


Central Pet Puts Emphasis on Aquatics

The pet product distributor added 10 more aquatic vendors at their recent Northeast Show in Connecticut, and has extended many of their aquatic lines.


Match the Filter to the Pond

Selling the right filter for the right pond keeps customers coming back.


Reconsidering the Starter Kit

The right starter kits convince potential aquarists to take the plunge.


Feed Me Fresh

Fresher, higher-quality frozen and live fish foods are becoming popular.


Healthy Water Equals Healthy Pond, Fish

Understanding water issues customers may face will improve their chances of success.


Education is Critical

Educating both employees and the customer is critical to the hobby.


Reef-A-Palooza Holds First East Coast Show

Expanding the popular West Coast-based trade show to Florida signals growth in the aqautics industry fronm both retailers and consumers


The Best Bang for Their Buck

Understanding the key elements when it comes to what customers want will sell more fish food.

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Creating a Pond In Bloom

It’s the perfect time for retail staff to brush up on their pond plant knowledge.


Quiet and Reliable

Aquarium filters have come a long way over the years.

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Complex Choices

Adding aquatic, or reptile, livestock to a store comes with a variety of decisions such as whether to sell captive-bred or wild-caught animals.

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